If you’re struggling to add a bit of character and personality to your minimalist-style bedroom, you’re not the only one. Decorating a bedroom is not an easy job, and when the bedroom has a minimalist style, it’s a different kind of challenge.
How do you decorate a bedroom without crossing the borders of minimalism? We figured it out and we’re ready to share the design secrets with you.
Check out 8 ways to give your minimalist bedroom a touch of personality.
1. Be careful with the colour palette
When you think about a colour palette in a minimalist design, the first thing that pops up to your mind is white, grey, and maybe a neutral black. But you don’t have to limit yourself only to these colours. Neutral is the right way to go.
Minimalist design likes neutral colours simply because they work with practically any style and they don’t take the focus away from the rest of the room.
Avoid using bold and bright colours as they are very distracting and not appropriate for a space where you are trying to find peace and calm. So, for a minimalist bedroom, the best solution is a neutral colour palette.
2. Accent wall
Just because you’re trying to create a minimalist bedroom doesn’t mean that you can add personality and some visual interest to this space. However, once again, try to stick to neutral colours. Adding a bit of contrast is okay, as long as it’s not with bold or bright colours.
For example, to an all-white bedroom, you can add a grey accent wall. Or to a grey room, you can paint a navy or dark blue accent wall.
3. Sleek and clean lines
When choosing the appropriate furniture for a minimalist bedroom, try to stay away from ornate trims, and overly decorated furniture. Instead, look for pieces that have clean and sleek lines.
Simple platform beds, without extravagant headboards, simple bedside tables, chairs, and any other furniture pieces that you wish to incorporate in your bedroom.
Another design element of the minimalist style is the lack of clutter. Don’t fill your room with too much furniture, create an open and airy space. A bed, a couple of nightstands, and a dresser are all you need in a bedroom.
The size of furniture also matters. When choosing furniture pieces make sure they are not too large for your bedroom space. Too large furniture will feel out of the place and will look cramped in a small bedroom space.
5. Reduce clutter with clever storage options
Once you’ve decluttered your bedroom, keeping it clean and organized is the real goal. Any minimalist space needs to have clever storage options that will reduce the clutter.
Use your under-the-bed space to store your linens, or seasonal clothes and shoes. Floating bookshelves are another great storage option. And using a headboard as storage space is also possible. Try to find clever ways to store your items without adding more furniture to your room.
6. Symmetrical balance
In a minimalist bedroom design, symmetry is there to create balance and harmony. You can easily create symmetry in almost any bedroom, simply by knowing how to arrange furniture and décor pieces.
Matching nightstands on each side of the bed, matching table lamps and or décor pieces on it. Art in your room can also be placed on the wall in an orderly way – two or three art pieces next to each other, especially if they are the same size and colouring. Even the pillows on your bed can be arranged symmetrically.
The point of symmetry in a minimalist room is to give a sense of the piece, which is exactly what you need in your bedroom.
7. Add contrast
To add contrast to a neutral and minimalist bedroom, you can play around with pattern – but not too much. To avoid creating visual clutter, try to use just a bit of pattern in your minimalist bedroom. Even the smallest amount of pattern will add a bit of visual interest and it will give personality to your room.
You can achieve this by bringing in a patterned area rug, or by hanging patterned curtains. Another great idea is to add patterned pillowcases and cushions.
8. Use black as an accent colour
To a neutral minimalist bedroom adding black accents can be a great way to add character to your space. Use black picture frames, black bed frames, and pops of black here and there.
However, be careful not to overuse the black details, because too much black can cross into the maximalist territory.
There is nothing better that will add character to your minimalist bedroom than plants and greenery. Since plants work great with any design style, they will fit right in with your minimalist bedroom.
For a minimalist bedroom choose small plants that don’t take much space and don’t create clutter. Greenery and plants are perfect decor pieces as they give any neutral room a pop of colour. Plus, they purify the air, so that’s another plus!
10. Play around with proportions
In a minimalist bedroom, you are allowed to play around with proportions and scale. Proportion refers to the shapes of items in the room and scale to the size of them.
A good example of this is that a large room can handle larger furnishings while the smaller one can handle delicate and smaller furnishings and décor items.
So, to a sleek and clean-lined minimalist room, you can add personality with décor items of different proportions and sizes. For example, an oversized pendant light shade for the overhead light can be a great way to add a bit of interest to your minimal bedroom.
A bedroom is a space where we relax and unwind after a long day. As such, it should be clean, clutter-free, and simple. If you’ve adopted the ‘less is more’ bedroom design, adding personality to this space won’t be anything over the top, as you can see. Sticking with simple is always the best way to go, even when trying to add character to your minimalist bedroom.